Tarlton Promotes Michael Trettel to Vice President

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 23, 2024) – Tarlton, St. Louis’ largest women-owned general contracting and construction management firm, has promoted Michael Trettel to vice president.

In his new role, Trettel, an experienced leader with 20 years of service in the construction industry, will oversee Tarlton’s general contracting, construction management and design-build projects and work in key market sectors including energy, industrial, civil and infrastructure, as well as concrete construction, restoration and maintenance. He also is providing executive leadership for the Special Projects Team, which supports clients through long-term construction and maintenance agreements.

Trettel joined Tarlton in early 2022 as director of strategic markets, fostering a strong culture for work acquisition and performance in the firm’s heavy civil and industrial markets. In that time, his collaboration helped to develop and inform company strategy; lead teams in the pursuit of work; oversee projects in multiple locations; and build strong relationships with clients and partners.

Prior to joining Tarlton, he contributed to successful project acquisitions ranging from $1 million to $1 billion in private and public industries and managed teams in the completion of major projects in the energy, civil and infrastructure markets in the eastern United States.

Trettel holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Penn State University.  

He is actively involved in the Associated General Contractors of America, where he is a member of the Board of Governors and a past member of the Board of Directors, past chair of the Building Division and a past chair of the Business Development Forum. He is also an AGC of Missouri Utility Infrastructure Division board member.

“Mike is an influential executive leader who shares Tarlton’s core values of cultivating strong, lasting relationships with existing and new clients,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “His  integrity and talents ­start at the ground floor in each business relationship, from prospecting to preconstruction to project execution and completion, and his keen understanding of what it takes to safely and successfully build technically challenging projects serves our clients well.”